This Research Assistant is an entry-level position that will work alongside our product development and analytical chemistry team to prepare wine prototypes and conduct general lab maintenance tasks. Depending on performance and experience, this role can expand to higher-level product development work. This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. Applicants looking for a short-term position (minimum 4 months) are also welcome to apply. Starting date ASAP.
What we’re looking for
-B.S. or higher in Chemistry, Food Science, or a related field
-Wet lab experience
-You’re highly-motivated and experienced enough to hit the ground running from day one. You have a highly analytical mind with impeccable attention to detail. You aren’t afraid to articulate ideas and you aren’t afraid to be wrong.
-A startup work environment appeals to you.
-You’re able to laugh at yourself.
Ava is a venture-backed food technology startup based in San Francisco. We create wines without grapes or fermentation by analyzing their molecular profiles to recreate and perfect them. We started Ava with the goal of making the great vintages accessible to all. Ava's mission is to recreate the experience of wine without having to recreate the process of traditional winemaking.
We believe foods will be designed the way clothing is designed and printed with the ease that we print on paper today. The future of creating foods with total control can't be realized if we don't understand the "inks"; that will be used to print these foods.
Ava's pursuit of the molecular reconstruction of food will help push the envelope of the food tech revolution.
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